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  1. WHO You got?

    Man I'd love to see this matchup. I've watched Stevenson dominate - but I would not county out Parris. Mason is explosive on offense and does moves the big guys just don't see. If this happens in Indiana - I'll accidentally forget my 20th wedding anniversary in order to be there.
  2. Football vs Wrestling....risk/reward

    There are certainly risks involved in football. But, those risks are prevalent in every physical activity. I played multiple sports growing up, including football. The only sport I was badly injured in was basketball. You never know what sport is going to be the one that a person gets injured in. Sports have to be about love of the game. In my opinion, you can't be scared to pursue your passion because it might risk an injury. You can easily be injured slipping on the ice, or walking down the street. Play what you have a passion for - and take every necessary precaution to limit the amount of injury. As you know - my son is having a horrible senior year, injury-wise. He broke his leg playing baseball in June. He worked as hard as he was allowed to, going to physical therapy and doing every recovery suggestion to the letter so that he could be released in time for wrestling. He got released the day football sectionals began. He was really upset that he missed his senior tennis season, but he was ecstatic that he could do his true passion - wrestling. Then, in the third wrestling practice of the season, wrestling with his twin, he broke his leg again and will be out for the entire season. I talked to him about the injury. He is really going through a hard time emotionally being done with wrestling. But, he said he doesn't regret trying to wrestle. That was his goal, and it didn't work out. Silas' situation is different because, as you said, he wants to wrestle at the next level. So, the question would really be - does his passion for football trump his desire to be the best wrestler he can, for as long as he can? Knowing you guys, you'll make the decision that is best for your situation. Can't wait to see what this season has in store for him.
  3. Let the good times roll

    It's hard to take the region seriously when it changes to add whatever hot team there might be up north. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't try to claim Mater Dei at some point. The boundaries of the region are endless.
  4. Let the good times roll

    Ok - for the sake of hashtagging...I'll add this. Who will fare better - DaRegion or #TheCounty?
  5. Let the good times roll

    You son of a gun! If we don't have a class wrestling debate now heads are going to roll!
  6. Let the good times roll

    Wow - my story lines are dropping like flies. That stinks about the Littel kid.
  7. Let the good times roll

    Official practices start Monday. What are some of the story lines you are most looking forward to this season? For me, it's - can anyone beat Brayton, Joe or Mason? (the answer is no with Mason...and maybe with Brayton and Joe if we're lucky enough to see them in the same class). Who will be the team to beat? How soon before a heated class wrestling debate pops up? I also fully expect some debate on the fight shorts and the weights of ranked wrestlers being initially incorrect. I'm mildly interested in how the Littel kid does with the new team come tourney time. Will Silas Allred get on the podium as a sophomore? (He's one cool kid that you can't help but root for) What teams have a chance to turn some heads for the first time in a long time (like Shenandoah did last year)? I am also curious as to what Yorktown does with Alara Boyd. Is she going to wrestle high school? Can't wait for another fun season. Hope all the wrestlers make weight with ease, everyone stays healthy and Indiana continues to get national attention for the sport.
  8. Who's #1 (B.Lee & J. Lee)

    Thanks. Makes sense.
  9. Who's #1 (B.Lee & J. Lee)

    For some reason I was thinking Parris was in this as well. Was he ever slated to wrestle in this event?
  10. Rest In Peace Tim Ayersman

    I didn't know your dad, but I'm very sorry to hear this. I will never forget the match you had with Brendan Campbell under the lights. One of the best finals matches I've seen. I'm sure he was proud as heck of you and your accomplishments.
  11. What's going on with the 195 lb class

    My son wrestled on your team this summer. I wish you the best...and at the very least - you made this board a little more interesting.
  12. Mayweather vs McGregor

    I say Jimmy Heart jumps in and hits them both with a chair, and then the Undertaker gets credited with the win then.
  13. Mayweather vs McGregor

    As long as they both lose - we would all be winners.
  14. Maconaquah Duals

    You don't happen to have any results do you? My son wrestled in this and said it was a great tourney. I couldn't be there but I'm always interested in seeing who he faced, etc.
  15. Site downtime this weekend

    Memorial weekend ruined!